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To celebrate a hundred years since Sylvia Beach published James Joyce’s ULYSSES, and to encourage readers to engage (or re-engage) with this spirited, funny, life-changing book, Shakespeare and Company, Paris—in partnership with Penguin Classics and Hay Festival—has created an ensemble recording of the unabridged text, to be released as a free podcast between the centenary of the publication on 2nd February 2022 and Bloomsday on June 16 2022. The celebration will culminate with a series of live discussions and performances on site at Hay Festival 2022 (26 May-5 June) and a celebration of Bloomsday at Shakespeare and Company on Thursday June 16. Read by more than a hundred writers, artists, comedians and musicians from all over the world, Friends of Shakespeare and Company read Ulysses is a polyphonic and diverse celebration of this Modernist masterwork.
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Friends of Shakespeare and Company read Ulysses by James Joyce Shakespeare and Company

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To celebrate a hundred years since Sylvia Beach published James Joyce’s ULYSSES, and to encourage readers to engage (or re-engage) with this spirited, funny, life-changing book, Shakespeare and Company, Paris—in partnership with Penguin Classics and Hay Festival—has created an ensemble recording of the unabridged text, to be released as a free podcast between the centenary of the publication on 2nd February 2022 and Bloomsday on June 16 2022. The celebration will culminate with a series of live discussions and performances on site at Hay Festival 2022 (26 May-5 June) and a celebration of Bloomsday at Shakespeare and Company on Thursday June 16. Read by more than a hundred writers, artists, comedians and musicians from all over the world, Friends of Shakespeare and Company read Ulysses is a polyphonic and diverse celebration of this Modernist masterwork.
Discover more about Shakespeare and Company here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com
Buy the Penguin Classics official partner edition of Ulysses here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/d/9780241552636/ulysses
Find out more about Hay Festival here: https://www.hayfestival.com/home

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    Pages 1 - 28 │Telemachus│Read by Will Self

    Pages 1 - 28 │Telemachus│Read by Will Self

    Pages 1 - 28 │Telemachus│Read by Will Self
    Will Self is a writer. He lives in London. Find out more about Will Self here: www.will-self.com
    Buy Will Self’s novel Umbrella here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/I/9781408831670/umbrella
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    Buy the Penguin Classics official partner edition of Ulysses here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/d/9780241552636/ulysses
    Find out more about Hay Festival here: https://www.hayfestival.com/home
    Adam Biles is Literary Director at Shakespeare and Company. Find out more about him here: https://www.adambiles.net
    Buy a signed copy of his novel FEEDING TIME here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/S/9781910296684/feeding-time
    Dr. Lex Paulson is Executive Director of the School of Collective Intelligence at Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique in Morocco.
    Original music & sound design by Alex Freiman.
    Hear more from Alex Freiman here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4gfkDcG32HYlXnBqI0xgQX?si=mf0Vw-kuRS-ai15aL9kLNA&dl_branch=1
    Follow Alex Freiman on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/alex.guitarfreiman/
    Featuring Flora Hibberd on vocals.
    Hear more of Flora Hibberd here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5EFG7rqfVfdyaXiRZbRkpS
    Visit Flora Hibberd's website: This is my website:florahibberd.com and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/florahibberd/ 
    Music production by Adrien Chicot.
    Hear more from Adrien Chicot here: https://bbact.lnk.to/utco90/
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    • 55 min
    Pages 28 - 35 │Nestor, part I│Read by Jeanette Winterson

    Pages 28 - 35 │Nestor, part I│Read by Jeanette Winterson

    Pages 28 - 35 │Nestor, part I│Read by Jeanette Winterson
    Jeanette Winterson burst onto the literary scene as a young woman in 1985 with Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. Her subsequent novels, including The Passion, Written on the Body, The Gap of Time, and—most recently, Frankissstein, have also received international acclaim, as has her nonfiction writing. She holds an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
    Buy 12 Bytes: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/d/9781787332478/12-bytes
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    In addition a subscription gets you access to regular bonus episodes of our author interview podcast. All money raised goes to supporting “Friends of Shakespeare and Company” the bookshop’s non-profit.
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    Buy the Penguin Classics official partner edition of Ulysses here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/d/9780241552636/ulysses
    Find out more about Hay Festival here: https://www.hayfestival.com/home
    Adam Biles is Literary Director at Shakespeare and Company. Find out more about him here: https://www.adambiles.net
    Buy a signed copy of his novel FEEDING TIME here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/S/9781910296684/feeding-time
    Dr. Lex Paulson is Executive Director of the School of Collective Intelligence at Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique in Morocco.
    Original music & sound design by Alex Freiman.
    Hear more from Alex Freiman here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4gfkDcG32HYlXnBqI0xgQX?si=mf0Vw-kuRS-ai15aL9kLNA&dl_branch=1
    Follow Alex Freiman on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/alex.guitarfreiman/
    Featuring Flora Hibberd on vocals.
    Hear more of Flora Hibberd here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5EFG7rqfVfdyaXiRZbRkpS
    Visit Flora Hibberd's website: This is my website:florahibberd.com and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/florahibberd/ 
    Music production by Adrien Chicot.
    Hear more from Adrien Chicot here: https://bbact.lnk.to/utco90/
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    Photo of Jeanette Winterson by Sam Churchill

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    • 18 min
    Pages 35 - 45 │Nestor, part II│Read by Paul Murray

    Pages 35 - 45 │Nestor, part II│Read by Paul Murray

    Pages 35 - 45 │Nestor, part II│Read by Paul Murray
    Paul Murray is the author of three novels, including Skippy Dies and the Mark and the Void, with a fourth to be published in 2023. He lives in Dublin.
    Buy The Mark and the Void here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/I/9780241953860/the-mark-and-the-void
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    Discover more about Shakespeare and Company here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com
    Buy the Penguin Classics official partner edition of Ulysses here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/d/9780241552636/ulysses
    Find out more about Hay Festival here: https://www.hayfestival.com/home
    Adam Biles is Literary Director at Shakespeare and Company. Find out more about him here: https://www.adambiles.net
    Buy a signed copy of his novel FEEDING TIME here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/S/9781910296684/feeding-time
    Dr. Lex Paulson is Executive Director of the School of Collective Intelligence at Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique in Morocco.
    Hear more from Alex Freiman here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4gfkDcG32HYlXnBqI0xgQX?si=mf0Vw-kuRS-ai15aL9kLNA&dl_branch=1
    Original music & sound design by Alex Freiman.
    Hear more from Alex Freiman here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4gfkDcG32HYlXnBqI0xgQX?si=mf0Vw-kuRS-ai15aL9kLNA&dl_branch=1
    Follow Alex Freiman on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/alex.guitarfreiman/
    Featuring Flora Hibberd on vocals.
    Hear more of Flora Hibberd here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5EFG7rqfVfdyaXiRZbRkpS
    Visit Flora Hibberd's website: This is my website:florahibberd.com and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/florahibberd/ 
    Music production by Adrien Chicot.
    Hear more from Adrien Chicot here: https://bbact.lnk.to/utco90/
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    • 15 min
    Pages 45 - 55 │ Proteus, part I │ Read by Ishion Hutchinson

    Pages 45 - 55 │ Proteus, part I │ Read by Ishion Hutchinson

    Pages 45 - 55 │Proteus, part I│Read by Ishion Hutchinson
    Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. 
    Buy his collection Far District here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/I/9780571369201/far-district
    Read his poem Little Music here: https://harpers.org/archive/2021/01/little-music-ishion-hutchinson/
    Find out more about Ishion Hutchinson here: www.ishionhutchinson.com
    Follow him on Instagram here: @portie_urchin
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    In addition a subscription gets you access to regular bonus episodes of our author interview podcast. All money raised goes to supporting “Friends of Shakespeare and Company” the bookshop’s non-profit.
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    Buy the Penguin Classics official partner edition of Ulysses here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/d/9780241552636/ulysses
    Find out more about Hay Festival here: https://www.hayfestival.com/home
    Adam Biles is Literary Director at Shakespeare and Company. Find out more about him here: https://www.adambiles.net
    Buy a signed copy of his novel FEEDING TIME here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/S/9781910296684/feeding-time
    Dr. Lex Paulson is Executive Director of the School of Collective Intelligence at Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique in Morocco.
    Original music & sound design by Alex Freiman.
    Hear more from Alex Freiman here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4gfkDcG32HYlXnBqI0xgQX?si=mf0Vw-kuRS-ai15aL9kLNA&dl_branch=1
    Follow Alex Freiman on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/alex.guitarfreiman/
    Featuring Flora Hibberd on vocals.
    Hear more of Flora Hibberd here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5EFG7rqfVfdyaXiRZbRkpS
    Visit Flora Hibberd's website: This is my website:florahibberd.com and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/florahibberd/ 
    Music production by Adrien Chicot.
    Hear more from Adrien Chicot here: https://bbact.lnk.to/utco90/
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    Photo of Ishion Hutchinson by Neil Watson

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    • 28 min
    Pages 55 - 65 │Proteus, part II│Read by Caoilinn Hughes

    Pages 55 - 65 │Proteus, part II│Read by Caoilinn Hughes

    Pages 55 - 65 │Proteus, part II│Read by Caoilinn Hughes
    Caoilinn Hughes’ latest novel, The Wild Laughter (Oneworld 2020) won the Royal Society of Literature's Encore Award, and was a finalist for four other prizes. Her first novel, ORCHID & THE WASP (Oneworld 2018) won the Collyer Bristow Prize. Her poetry collection, GATHERING EVIDENCE (Carcanet 2014) won The Irish Times Strong/Shine Award. Her short fiction, published in venues like Granta, LitHub and The Irish Times, won The Moth Short Story Prize 2018, the An Post Irish Book Awards' Story of the Year 2020, and an O.Henry Prize 2019. She was the 2021 Arts Council Writer Fellow at Trinity College Dublin.
    Buy The Wild Laughter here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/I/9781786078599/the-wild-laughter-winner-of-the-2021-encore-award
    Follow Caoilinn Hughes
    On Twitter: https://twitter.com/CaoilinnHughes
    On Intsagram: https://www.instagram.com/caoilinn_hughes/

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    Subscribe on Apple Podcasts here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/channel/shakespeare-and-company/id6442697026
    Subscribe on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/sandco
    In addition a subscription gets you access to regular bonus episodes of our author interview podcast. All money raised goes to supporting “Friends of Shakespeare and Company” the bookshop’s non-profit.
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    Discover more about Shakespeare and Company here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com
    Buy the Penguin Classics official partner edition of Ulysses here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/d/9780241552636/ulysses
    Find out more about Hay Festival here: https://www.hayfestival.com/home
    Adam Biles is Literary Director at Shakespeare and Company. Find out more about him here: https://www.adambiles.net
    Buy a signed copy of his novel FEEDING TIME here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/S/9781910296684/feeding-time
    Dr. Lex Paulson is Executive Director of the School of Collective Intelligence at Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique in Morocco.
    Original music & sound design by Alex Freiman.
    Hear more from Alex Freiman here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4gfkDcG32HYlXnBqI0xgQX?si=mf0Vw-kuRS-ai15aL9kLNA&dl_branch=1
    Follow Alex Freiman on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/alex.guitarfreiman/
    Featuring Flora Hibberd on vocals.
    Hear more of Flora Hibberd here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5EFG7rqfVfdyaXiRZbRkpS
    Visit Flora Hibberd's website: This is my website:florahibberd.com and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/florahibberd/ 
    Music production by Adrien Chicot.
    Hear more from Adrien Chicot here: https://bbact.lnk.to/utco90/
    Follow Adrien Chicot on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/adrienchicot/
    Photo of Caoilinn Hughes by Donnla Hughes

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    • 25 min
    Pages 65 - 74 │ Calypso, part I │ Read by Eddie Izzard

    Pages 65 - 74 │ Calypso, part I │ Read by Eddie Izzard

    Pages 65 - 74 │Calypso, part I│Read by Eddie Izzard
    As a dramatic actor, Eddie picked up a Tony nomination for best actor in 2003 for her performance in A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg on Broadway. She was seen recently acting alongside Dame Judi Dench, playing Edward VII to Judi’s Queen Victoria, in Stephen Frears’ Victoria & Abdul. 
    Eddie is also one of the most challenging and respected comedians of her generation, having picked up two Emmys in 1999 and is now performing standup in four languages and has performed in forty five countries. Eddie has therefore been unusual in developing a stellar reputation as a dramatic actor and as a standup comedian.
    On March 20, 2016, Izzard completed running 27 marathons in 27 days in South Africa as a tribute to Nelson Mandela and raised over £2.6 million ($3.3 million) for Sport Relief, a charity that helps improve the lives of people in impoverished countries. In 2009, Izzard ran 43 marathons in 51 days through England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland for charity and helped raise £1.8 million ($2.7 million) for Sport Relief. In January 2020 Eddie ran the first part of his 'Make Humanity Great Again' journey, an epic charity challenge running through 29 European capital cities over 29 days. And in January 2021 she ran 32 marathons in 31 days in COVID safe conditions on a treadmill at the Riverside Studios in London, again raising money for charity for the Make Humanity Great Again fund. 
    https://www.eddieizzard.com/en
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    In addition a subscription gets you access to regular bonus episodes of our author interview podcast. All money raised goes to supporting “Friends of Shakespeare and Company” the bookshop’s non-profit.
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    Discover more about Shakespeare and Company here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com
    Buy the Penguin Classics official partner edition of Ulysses here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/d/9780241552636/ulysses
    Find out more about Hay Festival here: https://www.hayfestival.com/home
    Adam Biles is Literary Director at Shakespeare and Company. Find out more about him here: https://www.adambiles.net
    Buy a signed copy of his novel FEEDING TIME here: https://shakespeareandcompany.com/S/9781910296684/feeding-time
    Dr. Lex Paulson is Executive Director of the School of Collective Intelligence at Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique in Morocco.
    Original music & sound design by Alex Freiman.
    Hear more from Alex Freiman here: https://open.spotify.com/album/4gfkDcG32HYlXnBqI0xgQX?si=mf0Vw-kuRS-ai15aL9kLNA&dl_branch=1
    Follow Alex Freiman on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/alex.guitarfreiman/
    Featuring Flora Hibberd on vocals.
    Hear more of Flora Hibberd here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5EFG7rqfVfdyaXiRZbRkpS
    Visit Flora Hibberd's website: This is my website:florahibberd.com and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/florahibberd/ 
    Music production by Adrien Chicot.
    Hear more from Adrien Chicot here: https://bbact.lnk.to/utco90/
    Follow Adrien Chicot on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/adrienchicot/
    Photo of Eddie Izzard by Amanda Searle: https://www.instagram.com/amandas_photo/

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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

ejn42 ,

wonderful!

I’m a very stressed uni student + have little time for reading now but this is a lovely antidote!!

Mydaysrmusic ,

Thank you

for finally (after several failed attempts to turn the pages myself) allowing Ulysses to cast its magic spell - I am spellbound and look forward to each new reading - wonderful

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